Creative/Media

Dyson’s international marketing head to join Wildscreen as new CEO

April 11, 2014
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Dyson’s international marketing head to join Wildscreen as new CEO

Wildscreen, the Bristol-based wildlife conservation charity, has appointed Caroline Copsey, head of marketing for international business development at Dyson, as its new chief executive. Caroline, pictured, who joined the innovative domestic appliance firm in 2011 as group marketing controller, also has experience of introducing and marketing several national food...

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Bristol drinks brand Koji secures follow-on funds to drive growth

April 11, 2014
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Bristol drinks brand Koji secures follow-on funds to drive growth

Bristol-based Future Drinks Co has secured follow-on funding from the Government-backed Angel CoFund and its other investors to drive the next phase of growth of its Koji range of soft drinks. The funding means the firm can continue to scale up its operations and take the Koji brand into...

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New director of skills takes up post at West of England LEP with vision to develop a stronger workforce

April 10, 2014
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New director of skills takes up post at West of England LEP with vision to develop a stronger workforce

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed Adam Powell as its new director of skills. In his new role Adam, pictured, will deliver the LEP’s vision of developing a well-educated and well-motivated workforce to meet the needs of business across the area which includes Bristol, North...

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Export Week: Eastern promise of fast-growing Asian markets and help for women in business

April 10, 2014
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Export Week: Eastern promise of fast-growing Asian markets and help for women in business

Two Export Week events will help female business owners expand or launch in new overseas markets and explain how a range of businesses can unlock the potential of South East Asian markets. Export Week aims to encourage firms to consider trading internationally or, for existing exporters, to look at...

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Tickets still available for tomorrow’s unique showcase of Bristol’s innovation and creativity

April 7, 2014
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Tickets still available for tomorrow’s unique showcase of Bristol’s innovation and creativity

Tickets are still available for The Business Showcase South West 2014, the region’s newest and most-exciting business event, which takes place in Bristol tomorrow. The unique showcase at Bristol’s historic Colston Hall celebrates the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and sustainability through speeches, discussions, exhibitors and networking opportunities....

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‘Dare to dream’ urges first black president of Bristol Junior Chamber of Commerce

April 4, 2014
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‘Dare to dream’ urges first black president of Bristol Junior Chamber of Commerce

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Karl Brown this week took on the role of president of the Bristol Junior Chamber of Commerce. Born and bred in Downend after his parents left the Caribbean to live in Bristol in the 1960s, one of his aims during his year in office is...

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Wildlife trust buys former Avon Gorge sports ground for nature reserve

April 4, 2014
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Wildlife trust buys former Avon Gorge sports ground for nature reserve

A 12-acre former sports ground on the Bristol Portway has been acquired by Avon Wildlife Trust to create a new nature reserve. The a prominent site at the entrance to the Avon Gorge and on one of Bristol’s main gateways will be named Bennett’s Patch and White’s Paddock nature reserve....

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Bristol sends out global invitation to Fairtrade movement ahead of hosting international conference

April 4, 2014
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Bristol sends out global invitation to Fairtrade movement ahead of hosting international conference

Nearly 300 Fairtrade supporters from across the world have been formally invited to Bristol ahead of it hosting the 2015 International Fair Trade Towns Conference. The event will form a key part of the city’s year as European Green Capital and will strengthen Bristol’s status as one of the...

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Overseas trade expertise on tap for West firms during Export Week

April 4, 2014
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Overseas trade expertise on tap for West firms during Export Week

  Exporting in the digital age and advice for female entrepreneurs considering growing their business overseas are among the topics to be covered in the West as part of Export Week. Starting on Monday, the week aims to encourage firms to consider trading internationally or, for existing exporters, to...

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‘Conservative’ bank lending still holding back small firms, Cable says on visit to Bristol

April 3, 2014
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‘Conservative’ bank lending still holding back small firms, Cable says on visit to Bristol

Small firms such as those putting the West of England in the vanguard of UK innovation still lack adequate access to finance, Business Secretary Vince Cable admitted yesterday on a visit to Bristol. He said he was determined to get the high street banks to lend more to businesses...

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Twitter acquires fast-growing Bristol social TV analytics pioneer SecondSync

April 1, 2014
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Twitter acquires fast-growing Bristol social TV analytics pioneer SecondSync

Small Bristol-based tech firm SecondSync has been snapped up by social media giant Twitter in a deal that will elevate it into a major international player in the fast-growing TV analytics industry. SecondSync has grown rapidly since its launch less than two years ago in Bristol where it has...

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Back our plan to create 25,000 jobs, LEP tells Government as it sets out blueprint for growth

March 31, 2014
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Back our plan to create 25,000 jobs, LEP tells Government as it sets out blueprint for growth

The blueprint for job creation and economic growth in Bristol and the West of England was unveiled this morning with a clear message to the Government – come and back our vision for success. The Strategic Economic Plan identifies the city-region’s key growth sectors and sets out 122 ways...

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Bristol’s innovation can make it world centre for creative industry, says BBC chief

March 28, 2014
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Bristol’s innovation can make it world centre for creative industry, says BBC chief

Bristol could become the “most disproportionately innovative city in the world”, one of the BBC’s top bosses told business leaders this week. Peter Salmon, director of BBC North and the man responsible for the corporation’s activities in Bristol, challenged the city to grow its own creative base rather than...

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